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NYS Land Grab - The Landbank Act – Coming to a City Near You

NYS Land Grab–Government takes control over disposition and use of property.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S7lAbOk75I

Some highlights from the video:

• Land Banks can be used as an alternative to public auction or tax lien sales for disposition of properties to private investors.

• Government takes control over disposition and use of property.

• It replaces the existing system.

• Makes sale of property policy driven – government decides who can buy it.

• “No one should have any doubt in a land bank transaction when there’s competing interests – policies should make it crystal clear who should get the property.”

• Government determines priority for the use of a property.

• Community has to be involved, however “they may not always be right – but their voices should be heard.”

• “The decisions that a land bank or government makes about the uses of the land will simply be better decisions.”

• “Land bank might be a tool just to support affordable housing providers."

• “Land bank can sell, lease or buy on its own terms.”

• “Land bank can provide Seller financing – it might be the best way to get property into the hands of low or moderate income people who are unable to get financing otherwise.” (research: income diversity).

• “Land banks are a way to control distressed property.”

• “It is a way to cleanup what was left behind (from original people who built the community) from past unsustainable development practices.”

• “The cool thing is that it is funded with the money that used to go to those tax lien purchasers. We decided that if someone is going to make money on delinquent taxes and take control of property that comes with that system, that somebody should be us.”

• We can re-engineer it – and create new control of our own landscape and resources to re-purpose these properties.

• “In New York, you now have a land bank act on the books.”

The current Governor of the State of NY, Andrew Cuomo, is the former Executive Director of HUD and was one of the original members appointed to Bill Clinton's President's Council for Sustainable Development, tasked with implementing Agenda 21 in the United States.

http://www.nysac.org/legislative-action/documents/NYSACLandBankBriefReport.pdf

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j.g.kaye November 24, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Thank you for sharing this important information. Most of us are not familiar with LandBanks.
Irina Hockenjos November 24, 2012 at 09:13 AM
I agree with every single word of this comment.
Linda November 24, 2012 at 03:33 PM
At one time (MANY years ago), NYS was a conservative state; one of which I was proud to be a native. Unfortunately, it has been taken over by liberals and their minions. I am thankful for Ms. Teger for explaining and bringing us all the knowledge of these land banks! We must share this information with our family and friends as quickly as possible so they are also aware of what is happening. Even some liberals may want to understand and get on board!! THANK YOU, LYNN!
Irina Hockenjos November 25, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Very important, great Article! Existence of Land Banks is interesting information, most important that current Governor of the State of NY, Andrew Cuomo, is the former Executive Director of HUD and was one of the original members appointed to Bill Clinton's President's Council for Sustainable Development, tasked with implementing Agenda 21 in the United States. Now NYS real property owners experiencing Agenda 21 and learning that real properties rights do not exist anymore, all real property rights are disputable. I wish we know before it started happening to us. In our experience it means that anybody for any reason has rights to demand your real property, home, life savings and it will be up to the Judge decide who will be the owner of your real property! By US Laws nobody can demand real property of the adjoining owner because you own only what you bought! By Agenda 21 any demand of real property possible and our local Government in Brooklyn NY permits, supports real property demands by new adjoining owner . By US Law NYS Penal Law Article 155.00- , Federal Law- demanding, getting real property against owners will is considered Grand Larceny, Felony,Federal Crime. Agenda 21 overrules existing real property Laws. The Government, Law Enforcements instead of stopping unlawful demands real properties against the owners permission without any monetary compensation- directing the Victims of severe crime in Civil Court stating that it is not a crime but usual Civil Dispute.
Anthony Reo November 26, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Thank you Lynn, for bringing this information to light. It is another instance where re packaged Marxist ideals are being fed to Americans who think these things can never happen BECAUSE we are Americans! Be ever vigilant!

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